The controversial politician William Gannaway Brownlow shepherded Tennessee's re-admission to the Union. It was the first state of the Confederacy to do so.
Viewing climate change through a national security lens makes a certain amount of sense -- but it won't entirely solve the problem.
In the United States midterm elections, it is common for as few as 40% of eligible adults to vote. Why it matters, and some possible solutions.
If the standard we hold for who can vote is the consent of the governed, why shouldn’t children be included?
According to our columnist, the internet has destabilized many of the informal institutions that underpin our democracy.
A leader's popularity usually has more to do with the market, the economy, and other external factors than with the leader's personality.
The 1968 DNC was overshadowed by anti-war demonstrations. The Walker Report describing the events became controversial for the obscenities it contained.
Yemen is suffering a major humanitarian crisis. How did the country get to such a precarious state, and why aren't Americans paying more attention?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has catapulted the term "Democratic socialist" back into the spotlight. What does it actually mean to be a socialist?
Birthright citizenship, which holds that individuals are citizens of the nation in which they are born, was codified with the 14th Amendment in 1868.